Please Don’t Cry

Please Don't Cry

Finally, after well over a month since starting this piece, it’s finished, and the baby (my son) who inspired it has finally arrived. Want to know something weird? I got this idea when I was around 6-7 months pregnant, and once potato arrived, the baby in this piece actually looked like him. Yes, a little… Read More…

Painting My Blue Bees and Designing My Next Fabric

Blue Bees

It’s been a while since I made a new fabric design, and I’ve wanted to make some more bee themed fabrics for the next batch of wax wraps I’m making. If you don’t know what those are, I’m working on a video for on over on my lifestyle blog SimplyKlaire.com which will hopefully be up in… Read More…

Emotions Series: Resentment

Resentment

You know, for something that was so fun to draw and paint this piece was an absolute nightmare to scan. At some point, I think I might have to replace my scanner to something a little more powerful, because all the subtle yellows, greens, and blues were getting completely washed out. Which on one hand makes… Read More…

Painting Cave Art With TEA and Turmeric

Painting With Tea

One of the reasons I don’t normally mention the brands I use in my videos is that I’ve noticed people tend to get hung up on the names. They think they can’t recreate a makeup look or art project unless they use exactly the brands that I do, and it’s frustrating because that’s not the… Read More…

Drawing Some of My Favourite Birds (and Turning them into Fabric)

Paintngs and Fabric

So, my sister has been pestering me to have a look at a fabric designing website she found for a while now called SpoonFlower. I kept putting it off because, between one thing and another, I just didn’t think I’d be particularly interested. Then I saw that they ran new challenges weekly on their website,… Read More…

Carving A Guitar For The First Time

Carving a Guitar

Before this I’d carved a comb, a triptych, then I decided to be a little bold – possibly stupid – and carve a guitar. My friend Rob challenged me to carve one of his beautiful guitars, so obviously I took over a year and a half to psych myself up to it. After a couple of different ideas, I… Read More…

DIY Eyeball Jar

DIY EYEBALL JAR

I don’t know why, but last week I decided I wanted to make a small series of preservation jars with eyeballs, hearts and brains in it. Today I started with an eyeball jar, yes, I know it’s a little more appropriate for Halloween, but I think you guys know I don’t like to box my videos… Read More…

DIY Watercolour Masquerade Mask

Watercolour

This week’s masquerade mask is a little more colourful than last weeks. When I asked you guys on Twitter which of my mask suggestions you preferred, the watercolour mask won by a fair majority, closely followed by a galaxy themed mask – which I’ll be doing soon. This mask though is really really easy to… Read More…

DIY Masquerade Mask

Masquerade Mask

Oh, I’ve missed making these! It’s been so long since I last did a masquerade mask, my glue gun was starting to think I’d left it for another medium. Speaking of glue guns, while I still use it quite a bit in today’s tutorial, I think I want the next few videos to focus on having… Read More…

Drawing Vígdís

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There are two character’s I’ve been putting off drawing for a while, Ulf and Vígdís. Ulf because I was dreading drawing all the cuffs in his hair, and Vígdís because each time I tried to draw her, I couldn’t quite get the right brow bones and nose for her. She needed to look like a… Read More…